Wednesday, 28 October 2020

28 October


Greek National Day 2020

No parades by the local school children, no singing of the national anthem, no Municipal band, no speeches, no wreath laying, no traditional dancing in the square.  Because of the lousy weather, rain and thunder, there was no drinking of coffee followed by ouzo and lashings of fatty pork either.

There was a church service but only a few people are allowed into the church, wearing masks.  We didn't attend.  I presume the Mayor turned up with a few big-wigs.
 




We always fly the flag on National Holidays


Our neighbour's flag



Last year

 small boy waves  a gi-normous flag of the Hellenic Navy 







19 comments:

  1. Happy National Day!
    Sounds like you have our weather today ;)

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    1. And it's still raining in the middle of the night. Very good for my nasturiums

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  2. Happy National day, life sure is different at the present.

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    1. Very different but also cold and wet so I didn't mind staying hone

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  3. Happy oxi day
    A day where we are all so proud to be Greek
    Hopefully next year life will be better for celebrating

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    1. This time next year. I hope we'll be over it !!

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  4. Happy National Day. Let's hope things get back to "normal" before too long.

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    1. Still a few months to go they say. Cases are increasing here so we'll be isolating again I think

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  5. Back to total lockdown here. I do wish people had abided by the simple safety measures, then we wouldn't now be having all this isolation again. I despair!

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    1. Over and over we are told 'wear a mask, wear it properly, keep your distance'. Very simple but apparently it makes a huge difference . Yet so many refuse and now get fined or wear it as a chin strap. I get so mad!

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  6. Wasn't that rain heavy at time. We were on the Perama ferry in one (under cover) and it looked like someone was using a firehose from the top deck. Needless to say there was flooding on many streets and workmen desperately digging trash out of drains. What a miserable way to spend their national day.

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    1. It didn't rain too heavily here though a friend sent a photo of her driveway, just across on the mainland, and she had a flood. Very good for the garden

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  7. Happy national day Linda. Your weather sounds like ours in rainy Ireland today.

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  8. Hopefully next year these traditions will be allowed again. Everything is so changed now.

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    1. We'll be back drinking ouzo that is for sure

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  9. oh yes, lashings of pork, hope you had a ton of crackling with that.

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